On 19 Nov 2008 at 4:20pm Cynical cynthia wrote:
Went along to the District Council cabinet to see how bad they were this afternoon. The Tory from Seaford was pushing for the Council to reduce the amount of affordable housing it has as mandatory in developments. All 3 Tories also voted against a general statement of support for the South Downs National Park. Inspiring stuff....
On 19 Nov 2008 at 4:26pm Lewes Laugher wrote:
Yes but they're Tories and we don't expect anything from them. What worries me is how the LibDems (who actually run the council) act. Just look at the Wall thread on this site.
On 19 Nov 2008 at 4:43pm Cynical cynthia wrote:
I think its scary that with only a few more Tory councillors this sort of policy would be the norm round here. The Lib Dems aren't perfect but they're certainly better than the knuckle-draggers on display today.
On 19 Nov 2008 at 4:50pm Lewes Laugher wrote:
Yes, we know this was a little promotion for the Lib Dems. Obviously the East Street Wall thread has got the councillors worried. Perhaps it would help if they aswered their consituents' questions.
On 19 Nov 2008 at 5:02pm Cynical cynthia wrote:
I sometimes vote Lib Dem, but more often Labour and would certainly not dream of standing for the council. Personally I couldn't give 2 hoots about some wall, and think there are bigger issues locally than this - such as the lack of affordable housing. I also don't think a wall that's fallen over is a party political issue despite the desperate attempts of people on here to make it one.
On 19 Nov 2008 at 5:04pm Gentleman Jim wrote:
You people are so cynical. I'm pretty shocked that the Tories are against the National Park. I just hope that the campaign to get Lewes included meets with some success.
On 19 Nov 2008 at 5:07pm Frank Keys wrote:
I'm against Lewes being in the National Park and agree with the Tories. I don't want planning permission to paint my front door.
On 19 Nov 2008 at 5:09pm Lewes Laugher wrote:
I thought the whole point was that the wall had been knocked down, not that it had fallen over. I see the issue rankles.
On 20 Nov 2008 at 9:57pm Outsider wrote:
i find it fascinating the amount of space on this site consumed by the hysteria and venom over relatively minor things by a few obsessives, such as the wall, not to mention the energy spent consulting and taking advice from so-called legal or planning experts outside of Lewes, about Lewes planners and posting it here,compared with the complete lack of informed debate about the National Park proposals and the impact on Lewes, affordable housing, the reservoir at Ringmer, the incinerator battle, the poor public transport and 101 other things. Or even,how the economic crisis might affect the town and everyones lives.
On 20 Nov 2008 at 10:22pm Lewes Laugher wrote:
I think these small issues are used to highlight the incompetence and/or downright lying of the people who are meant to represent the people of Lewes. They give us a clue on the roots of the bigger issues - for example the economic crisis.
On 20 Nov 2008 at 10:26pm Gentleman Jim wrote:
Well said Outsider! I've been saying that for ages and getting a load of stick. I bet the councillors voting against the National Park won't get a mention in our fantastic local newspaper. However, if someone should object to their neighbour's conservatory it'll probably be on the front page.
On 21 Nov 2008 at 2:34pm Burnt toast wrote:
What, so now the District Council are responsible for the financial crisis because an old wall was knocked down? Lewes Laugher - you clearly have some problems with reality.
On 21 Nov 2008 at 5:45pm Lewes Laugher wrote:
Burnt toast - let's put it this way: the roots of the economic crisis are incompetence and lying. What happens on a small scale in Lewes happens on a large scale in the economy.